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Originally posted by d1k
I'm surprised this is on the news. That solar flare is bigger then the sun itself. It looks like the sun freaking exploded.
I'm also surprised there is no information on where this flare was pointed and what i can/will do to the earth. If little flares can disrupt the earth what in the world is this going to do to it?
[edit on 25-1-2007 by d1k]
MicheleLee | POST ID: 2902753
1. What causes them?
2. How long would it take for this to travel and hit earth?
3. What could the results be if it hit southern, northern or center.
4. Is it possible one could hit us without any warning?
5. What can we as a public do to protect ourselves if we are alerted to one coming our way?
Originally posted by damajikninja
The real threat from these particles is to our satellites in orbit. One good slam of charged particles moving at incredible speeds against a communications sattelite, and you might loose MTV and your cell phone.
Originally posted by Sly62659
Besides what you really have to worry about is the size of the proton storm. in 2005 an eruption from a flare to 15 minutes to reach earth, that proton storm was traveling 1/3 the speed of light. We are just starting to go into the last stages of the 11 year cycle.
Originally posted by rocknroll
Doesn't the Mayan Dec. 21, 2012 event state that our sun will be in the center of the Milkyway? It's all cloudy, but something about the crossing point of Galactic Equator and ecliptic.............and "opening the door to the underworld", when our sun hits this point. I don't know much about it but I do remember it's not fun.